The Making of a Latino Gerontologist: Dr. Fernando M. Torres-Gil

  • Rebecca A. Lopez California State University, Long Beach


There are few better exemplars of minority aging scholars than the subject of this interview.  For over thirty years, Dr. Torres-Gil has contributed to the shaping of aging policy, programs and research agendas on many levels.  He reveals the circumstances of his entry to the field of aging, and recalls the pivotal moments and the diverse individuals which have all contributed to his career as a pre-eminent gerontologist.

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